Help Me Grow is now in Los Angeles County

Help Me Grow LA (HMG LA) is a community-driven effort to ensure every child receives support for developmental concerns at the earliest possible moment.

Launched by the Los Angeles County of Public Health (LACDPH) and First 5 LA, the HMG LA hub brings together a variety of programs and services into one centralized access point to help improve the complex system of care.

Child Care Resource Center was chosen as a leading community partner and is collaborating with Antelope Valley Partners for Health, Child Development Institute, and Family Focus Resource Center, to help improve the referral pathway in the local community.

Whether a family has a concern, or they just want to know more about their child’s development HMG LA connects them to free or low-cost local services and support including: referrals to screenings and check-ups, connections to agencies that provide early developmental services, growth milestones tools, parents support.

If you’re a parent looking to learn more, please contact 833-903-3972

Are you a medical professional looking to join our HMG LA efforts?

We know that early screenings lead to more successful outcomes and healthcare providers are often the first line of defense.

You are invited you to join our growing HMG LA community and together, we can enhance the referral process and help ensure that all Los Angeles County families are supported.

For more information on how you can join HMG LA’s growing list of providers, please email [email protected] or [email protected].

 

Resources

Below are resources and tools to support the delivery of high-quality early identification and intervention:

MEDICAL PROVIDER RESOURCES

Provider Tool Kit

First 5 LA’s Pediatric Provider Toolkit includes approaches to implement a new developmental screening initiative or refine existing screening practices to strengthen quality and effectiveness within a pediatric medical setting.

MEDICAL PROVIDER RESOURCES

FRAC

This Food Research & Action Center’s fact sheet outlines the impact of poor nutrition on child health, iron deficiency, developmental delays, hospitalizations, and school performance.

MEDICAL PROVIDER RESOURCES

Talking with parents about developmental concerns

Tip sheet for talking with parents about developmental concerns may be helpful as you work with families of children with special needs.

MEDICAL PROVIDER RESOURCES

ACEs Aware

ACEs Aware is California’s Department of Health Care Services effort, in partnership with the state’s Surgeon General, to give Medi-Cal providers training, protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs).

FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES

Home Visiting

Free service that supports pregnant woman and families of children 0-5 years old.

FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES

Early Start Tools

Resources for learning about child development and tracking developmental milestones, tips for talking to your health care provider about getting help for your child’s development, and more.

FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES

Ages & Stages Child Development

Variety of programs, services, resources, professionals, and information for parents to use, borrow, and learn about major age milestones.

FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES

Eligibility for Services

Support, information, and guidance options for families.

Partners

Funded by First 5 LA’s Pathways investment, part of Help Me Grow Los Angeles, a collaboration of First 5 LA and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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